The earliest documented instance of piracy took place 3500 years ago in the 14th century BC when a group of ocean raiders called the Sea Peoples attacked ships of the Mediterranean and Aegean civilisations. Seaborne piracy remains a significant issue in the 21st century, with an estimated loss of US$16 billion per year according to some sources….
…. The modern pirate typically uses small motorboats to attack and board ships taking advantage of the relatively low crew numbers on most modern cargo vessels and transport ships. To protect ships from pirate attacks, some nations use their naval forces to protect private vessels, others use armed security personnel, however other forms of defence exist and can prove extremely effective in the battle against maritime piracy in this modern age….
…The nozzle design creates a water shield with a tremendous visual presence acting as a deterrent to any approaching pirate vessel. For those that venture closer the unhospitable atmosphere created by the water mist and sheer physical force of water will deter even the most determined pirate. The Evictor’s standalone design ensures that once installed and connected to the ships water supply it will function without the need for ship personnel to be present, further ensuring their safety as this allows all crew to retreat to a safe area, as recommended by the OCIMF in their 2018 Guidelines to Harden Vessels….